Fremont Area Community Foundation and the Johnson Center for Philanthropy will offer a two-part Evaluation Boot Camp workshop in November for local nonprofit organizations looking to focus on results and build a culture of learning.

Nonprofit organizations increasingly must demonstrate the effectiveness of their programs to donors, funders, organization leadership, and the people they serve. Evaluation Boot Camp will introduce skills that can transform this from a daunting task to one that can energize an organization.

The free, two-part workshop will cover the basics of program evaluation, how evaluation leads to program improvement and learning, how to develop measurable outcomes, and how to share results with stakeholders. It will feature individual and group exercises and hands-on activities with a focus on building an organization’s evaluation capacity.

The workshop will be led by Dr. Salvatore Alaimo, associate professor of nonprofit management at Grand Valley State University. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in nonprofit administration, including a graduate course he developed in program evaluation.

Evaluation Boot Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on November 8 and November 29 at The Stream in downtown Newaygo. This is a two-part workshop and participants should plan to attend both sessions.

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